SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTRE VOLUNTEERS CLOCK UP OVER 35,000 VOLUNTARY HOURS IN 2012
Make volunteering a new year’s resolution for 2013 – find a role near you at South Dublin County
South Dublin County Volunteer Centre, today announced that over 1350 new volunteers signed up with the Volunteer Centre in 2012. Volunteers registered with South Dublin County Volunteer Centre contributed an incredible 35,000 hours to their community in 2012. Applying the average industrial wage, this voluntary effort has an equivalent value of over €775,000.
Of those who signed up to volunteer in 2012, 55% of newly registered volunteers had never volunteered before.
Volunteers who sign up with South Dublin County Volunteer Centre are predominately young, over 65% of volunteers were aged between were aged under 35.
South Dublin County Volunteer Centre a member of Volunteer Ireland, the national volunteer development agency and a representative body for 22 Volunteer Centres. Volunteers registered with Volunteer Ireland and local Volunteer Centres across Ireland contributed an incredible 465,550 hours to their community in 2012 – voluntary effort with an equivalent value of over €10.2 million.
Tricia Nolan, Manager of South Dublin County Volunteer Centre, commented “We are thrilled to see a continued rise in the number of people volunteering in South Dublin County Volunteer Centre. Whilst 2012 was a challenging year for so many of us, it is heartening to see South Dublin County residents remain as committed as ever to the local community, contributing an incredible 35,000 hours of voluntary effort last year.
Tricia Nolan continued “At South Dublin County Volunteer Centre, January is often a busy time, we see a peak in interest amongst those keen to volunteer for the New Year. Volunteering is a wonderful New Year’s resolution and now is an ideal time to give volunteering a go. Volunteering can be a great way of trying out something new, getting active and meeting new people. With over 450 volunteering opportunities currently available in South Dublin County, seeking in excess of 6000 volunteers, there is a volunteering role to suit all interests and availability. Visit www.volunteersouthdublin.ie to find a volunteering opportunity near you.”
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